Girardi confident Yanks will shrug off skid

Girardi confident Yanks will shrug off skid

NEW YORK -- With Tuesday's 8-2 loss to the Blue Jays, the Yankees dropped their third straight game and found themselves looking up at the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East standings for the first since June 12.

Although the skid comes in the midst of a heated pennant race, Yankees manager Joe Girardi maintains he isn't concerned about his team.

"Our club has been really good at playing its way out of it," Girardi said. "I think you have to be careful that when you lose a couple days in a row, you don't push the panic button. We've lost three in a row before this year, and we've come out fine. Every club goes through it."

Tuesday's loss, however, marked the fourth time this season that the Yankees have dropped three straight. But in each of those circumstances, the club has bounced back with a win in its next game.

-- Didier Morais